Hybrid swan

Jake Broad

For anyone interested in the hybrid swan I observed some courtship behaviors between it and the mute swan. Yesterday both birds flew into the lagoon at the Goleta sanitary district. The pair swam toward each other and had a brief interaction of head turning and mirroring. The mute swan vocalized some "huffs" and hisses. Please find the link below to see some photos of the interaction. It's also a nice side by side comparison of the 2 birds. 

-Jake broad 

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